Field Marshal von Paulus testifies at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 February 13
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Paris 552) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, February 13, 1946. Ex-Field Marshal von Paulus takes the stand and is questioned by Dr. Otto Nelte, Keitel's attorney (in German). Von Paulus is questioned about military orders, i.e. who signed them (Hitler, Jodl, Keitel). In particular, they talk about order no. 21, attack on Russia(?). ... He is later questioned about a telegram (letter) to the Soviet government concerning the battle of Stalingrad and the effects on Russian civilian life and prisoners of war. Nelte asks reproachfully why there is no mention of the sacrifices of German soldiers in this battle, and if von Paulus had not been promoted "Feldmarschall" because he had allegedly supported the battle as a first rate example of "not surrendering." Von Paulus refuses to accept that his promotion was a consequence of that. LS, prisoners in dock and their counsels seated in front of them.
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